Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Glimmermist and Glad wrap technique

Good Evening

Things have been very hectic around here and I have not had much free time but I wanted to share this bit of play with you.

I have been playing around with the Glimmermist and Glad wrap technique  using some other mediums.

This a quick and easy technique (except for drying time) and worth a try.

Spray your paper liberally with Glimmermist and the cover with Glad wrap ensuring you make plenty of wrinkle in the glad wrap

Let this dry completely. I generally leave it over night, then peel the Glad wrap off.

Such a great pattern, each one is completely different. When you use a "glimmer" product the glimmer gathers in the creases and gives a beautiful effect. This is my favourite product to use for this technique.

I also did it with Color Crush powders.

Ranger Inks

And acrylic paints. I was really happy with this one as well and will be using this technique with the paints in a future project.

This is a layout I created using this technique for the background

Why not give this a go. It is fun

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Beautiful Layout


Today I am sharing a layout I have created with a dual purpose.

I am using Rub-Ons for my Stash busting post over at Creative Inspirations and I have used the sketch and colours from Off The Rails August Challenge

All of the black on this page is rub-ons. 

A very minimalist page using a few paper scraps, mists and some cotton to add colour to the rub-ons.

The photo was taken into the sunset and had the yellow glow already so I thought it was ideal for this colour challenge.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fairstart Layout

Tonight I am sharing another of the layouts I did before I went away.

The photo on this layout is of my Mother when she went on a cruise with some of her friends in 1991, so a very old photo. As a matter of fact I didn't even know I had this photo but stumbled across it when I was looking for something else.

I have kept the layout pretty open and clean.

A dinner plate was used to draw the circle which I then went over with "Smooch"
The patterned papers are by American Crafts and All My Memories and have been in my stash for longer than I care to admit. The blue swirls in the bottom left corner are a printed transparency and the white flower was purchased in a pack of 4.

The red flowers are 4 size decreasing circles cut from Mulberry Paper and then layered on top of each other.

Finishing touches of twine, enamel dots and washi tape complete the layout.

I have not added a title because the photo says it all.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Choral & Vocal Night Layout

Ahhh so we are back from Queensland and I am already missing the beautiful weather we had up there. I have got the heater and several layers of clothing on to try to stay warm.

I did a couple of layouts before I left with the intention of sharing them with you while I was away but completely forgot to do it so here is the first one.

The papers are from a mixed pack I bought many years ago so I don't know the brand.

I have used pearl paints over a Tim Holtz music notes mask on the background in the colours of the singers t/shirts. I have then outlined the masked area with a black pen.

I have cut the circle from a multi-coloured sheet of velum on my Scan N Cut. The stars and text were also cut on the Scan N Cut.

The chipboard "School" was painted with the same paint as the red in the background.

All of the starts have a coat of Dimensional Magic

Hope you like my layout

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Challenge over at Creative Inspiration

Hi there

I am still away on holidays but I am up on the Creative Inspiration forum today with a mini challenge

You can see the challenge here

Why not pop over and have a look and join in.

It is a very easy challenge. Just create a page about family and don't we do that all the time.

This is one of my examples.

Looking forward to seeing what you make for this challenge.

Till next time

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Love Layout

It was my first DT Reveal over on Creative Inspirations yesterday and I forgot to share it here.

and this is the sketch 


You can see I have followed the sketch fairly closely.

I have used Kaisercraft Forever and Always papers and collectables, some Golden Glass Bead Gel down both sides of the dark paper,  through a Kaisercraft Circle stencil. I have embossed the hearts using a Kaisercraft embossing folder. A little faux stitching around the background patterned paper finishes the layout off.

Why not drop over there and see what the other DT members created.

Till next time


Good morning

I have been messing around with foiling.

Many years ago I did some foiling on cards. I really liked it so I went crazy and bought every piece of foil I could find then promptly forgot about it.

Anyway with the resurgence of foils I decided to get mine out and see if I could remember how to use them. When I used them previously there was no heat involved i.e. Minc or laminator.

After watching several youTube clips I decided to try these methods:-

1. Stamp, Embossing powder glue and foil. Then run it through my Big Shot.
This was by far the best finish I got.

2. This one was using a Stamp, glue stamp pad, foil then run it through a laminator. As you can see it is very patchy. Not sure if this is because of the method or because the foil I used must be about 12 years old and is past it's use by date. I will have to try this method again using some newer foil.

3. With this one I stamped the flower outline and heat embossed it with Black then I used a Zig 2 way glue stick on the stamp for the inside of the petals. I then applied the foil,  I should have let the glue dry until it was clear before adding the foil but I forgot to. Then I ran it through my Big Shot. I think this method would work quite well if I had of waited a bit before adding the foil as it has got quite a good coverage even now.

4. Here I stamped, heat embossed with black and applied the foil while the embossing powder was still hot. I did use the old foil again on this one so not sure if that is why the foil has only attached sporadically or if it is the technique. I did not put this through my Big Shot.

5. Stamp, Glue Stamp Pad, Foil and Big Shot. This did not work at all. I inked the stamp pad up so there was plenty of glue on it but no foil at all attached to it. Big fail on that one.

So for me the Embossing Glue powder will be the way I go.
You can also use double sided sticky sheets (Jac Paper) or tape, with your dies and foil to make some excellent embellishments.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Spring Flowers Blooming Art Journal page


I have had this background laying around for a while now, so long in fact that I can not remember what I used to colour it. I had a blitz on backgrounds a couple of months ago and can't really remember what I used on any of them. Will have to remember this for future projects. One page at a time.......

I have covered the whole page with lace, then I think I sprayed it with assorted ink/glimmer sprays.
Some texture paste through a circle stencil and a bit of random stamping with a Kaisercraft clear stamp and some Stayzon Ink.

I hand cut the flower petals from book paper the added the circle centres. Some doodling around the edge of the flowers and on the centres before adding a bit of shading around the flowers with my Faber-Castelle Big Brush markers.

The butterflies are clear stickers from Kaisercraft and the words are Tim Holtz stickers.

Going to head off now and start a new project. Not sure if it will be an Art Journal page, a Scrapbooking page or a Card.

Thanks for dropping by
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Australia Day 2012 Layout

Hi there,

I have been busy doing God knows what.

I have managed to get 1 layout done and I am going to share it now.

I have used SEI - Glitzmas papers along with plenty of white cardstock.
I like the look of matting all the patterned papers and I have used this technique before with black cardstock as the matting. I have used red, white and blue (Australian flag colours) papers, but have thrown in some green as well.

I used my Cricut with the Pretty Pennants cartridge to cut the pennants and my Scan N Cut with the True Type Converter to cut the title.

I am still learning how to use the Scan N Cut and get frustrated that I don't seem to get enough time to just sit down with it and really get my teeth into it.  I guess I will have to make time soon.

Anyway here is the layout

Thanks for dropping by,
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Design Team Announcement

Good morning.

I am so happy to announce that I have been accepted as a Design Team member for Creative Inspiration.

Check out all the details and other team members here.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time